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UPMC Altoona Offers Program on Exercise and its Benefits


ALTOONA, Pa., May 8, 2017 Adults are invited to learn about the many benefits of staying physically active at “Turn Back the Hands of Time: Exercise and Aging.”

This UPMC Altoona Healthy Living Club program will be presented from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 19, (Lunch served from 11 to 11:30 a.m.) at the Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd.

Thomas Marra, M.S., M.B.A., facility director, Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab regional director, cardiac rehabilitation, UPMC Bedford Memorial and UPMC Altoona, will talk about the benefits of staying physically active as they relate to everyday living, remaining independent and combatting chronic illness.

Online registration is available for some programs at: UPMC.asapconnected.com. Or, call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.


About UPMC Community Benefits

Free educational programs are part of the more than $892 million a year that UPMC provides in total IRS-defined community benefits, including more care to the Pittsburgh region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. Over the past five years, UPMC has dedicated nearly $4 billion to community-focused programs and services, making a substantial impact for the well-being of the people who live, work, learn and raise their families in western Pennsylvania. The complete UPMC Community Benefits Report is available online at upmc.com.
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